Police Investigate Weekend Homicide, Seek Additional Information

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On Saturday, December 6, 2014, about 2:40 a.m., Long Beach Police responded to several calls of shots heard in the area of Artesia Boulevard and Atlantic Avenue, which resulted in the death of a male adult.

Arriving officers discovered a male adult victim, with an apparent gunshot wound, in a vehicle. Long Beach Fire Department paramedics responded and determined the victim deceased at the scene.

The victim has been identified as 27-year-old Miguel Martinez of Long Beach. The victim was not a gang member and a motive for the shooting is unknown. No suspect information is available at this time and the investigation remains ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to call Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Donald Goodman and Mark Mattia at (562) 570-7244. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or text TIPLA plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES), or visit www.LACrimeStoppers.org.

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